|The "cracked" Sony HDD Tool nor the HDAdvance discs will boot up at all.
HDLoader will boot up and then attempt to format, but then stays frozen on the formating is in progress screen. I've even left it on all night at this screen hoping to see progress, but nothing.
When I attempt to reboot after attempting to format, it will stay frozen on the splash screen. When i hold the reset button to set the thing back into standby, I will see the copyright acceptance screen for only a blink before the PS2 goes into standby mode.